Barnhill footpath in line for repair

A FOOTPATH in Barnhill is to receive attention following an intervention by the local councillor.

The stretch of path which connects North Balmossie Street with Inchkeith Avenue was visited last week by Councillor Derek Scott and officers from the council’s environment department and as a consequence repair works have been authorised.

Councillor Scott said: “The condition of the path is something that has frequently been raised with me by residents. I contacted the council about it several months ago and have been chasing it up since then.

“At our site meeting is was agreed that the damaged wooden handrail at the North Balmossie Street end of the path will be repaired, old shrub roots which are creating a trip hazard will be removed, two redundant dog bin poles will be taken out and a new dog bin will be installed and any overhanging low level vegetation will be cut back to ensure no-one catches themselves while passing.

“Action is also to be taken to deal with the pooling that occurs at three locations along the length of the path.”

It is anticipated that all of these works will be carried out with the next two to three weeks.